You may see coffee prices rising at your local café: Brazil, the world's largest exporter of coffee, faced extreme weather this year that has taken a toll on coffee crops across the nation.
After Freddie Gray’s death, Baltimore photographer Devin Allen’s photo landed on the cover of Time magazine. Today, he’s teaching local youth how to use cameras to tell their own stories.
One year after a burst of violent attacks, Digital Harbor High launched a program to bring Latino and African-American students together.
When protests broke out in Baltimore, some immigrants there saw connections — how their relationships with police are similar to the relationships between cops and African Americans.
State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced on Monday that the city will prosecute six officers over the death of Freddie Gray, with charges rising all the way to second-degree murder. The decision sparked immediate and mostly positive reaction from the city.
The frightening scenes of urban unrest in Baltimore, and in Ferguson Missouri before that, reflect a long-smoldering distrust of police in African-American communities nationwide. A lot of departments, Baltimore’s among them, have made substantive strides in recent years increasing diversity. But Census Bureau statistics also indicate that police in many of America’s largest cities still don’t reflect the makeup of the communities they serve.
Baltimore's population has long been segregated by race and class, even as a matter of formal government policy. And while those discriminatory practices are no longer law, they've created a legacy of poor housing that still harms poor, overwhelmingly black residents.
No one is happy about the violence that shook Baltimore on Monday, with politicians condemning the rioting and the family of Freddie Gray saying they're "appalled." But others in the city also want to point out the deep social problems that help fuel the anger.
For the first time since 1999, a US sports team will play in Havana. New York's soccer team will play Cuba's national team in June.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, Americans generated 32 million tons of plastic waste in 2012. Much of that gets tossed into landfills, but some of it also finds its way into the ocean — much more than previous estimates of ocean-going trash have previously suggested.
A young couple from El Salvador explains why they crossed illegally into the US and how rising danger in their homeland forced their children on the dangerous trip north to join them.